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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

Author: Gray, John

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux


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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom : Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedom. In his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question the very idea of human freedom. We flatter ourselves about the nature of free will and yet the most enormous forces - logical, physical, metaphysical - constrain our every action. Many writers and intellectuals have always understood this, but instead of embracing our condition we battle against it, with everyone from world conquerors to modern scientists dreaming of a "human dominion" almost comically at odds with our true state.

Filled with wonderful examples and drawing on the widest possible reading (from the Gnostics to Philip K. Dick), "The Soul of the Marionette" is a stimulating and engaging meditation on everything from cybernetics to the fairground marionettes of the title. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.

Category   Subject
Philosophy   Free Will & Determinism

ISBN 13:9780374261184
ISBN 10:0374261180
Size:8.52" l x 6.00" w x 1.00" h
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